41 Birmingham

Right in the centre of Alexandria – one of New South Wales’ oldest industrial suburbs – 41 Birmingham is a multi-unit residential project from the team at SJB. Comprising 23 private apartments and a ground-floor retail space, the site maintains a strong architectural presence: embracing the region’s industrial pre-history and yet leaving a bold architectural statement.

Using a continuous variation on clean, strong linework, the structure’s graphic elements play with silhouette, form and texture. Offsetting interior and exterior spaces, textural and material components – a mixture of stone, lime-washed pine in Bianche, exposed concrete and Carrara marble – all combine to lend the project a high degree of restrained drama.